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Tours featuring Tranz Alpine™ Train Journeys

An unforgettable journey. The world famous TranzAlpine™ train is rated as one of the world's top six train journeys. Travel across the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains, wind through the spectacular Waimakariri Gorge, crossing over massive viaducts and through the lush forests of the Arthur's Pass National Park.

14 Day In-Depth New Zealand Image
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3,805
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
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A bobby-dazzler! Let us show you New Zealand’s natural splendour on this unhurried 14 day tour. From tiny glow worms, roaring geysers, barren volcanic plains and a massive Beehive in the north to the surreal south where stunning Mt Cook, rippled blue glacier ice, a splash of lens friendly wildlife and enchanting forests and fiords await. As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life and this tour has it all.
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14 Day In-Depth New Zealand Independent Tour EX Christchurch Image
FROM NZD
3,805
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
A bobby-dazzler! Let us show you New Zealand’s natural splendour on this unhurried 14 day tour. From stunning Mt Cook, rippled blue glacier ice, a splash of lens friendly wildlife and fairytale forests and fiords in the south to the north where a massive Beehive, barren volcanic plains, roaring geysers and thousands of tiny glow worms await. As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life and this tour has it all.
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12 Day New Zealand Tiki-Tour Image
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3,265
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland

'Just wanted to say thank you for organising our 12 Day Tiki-Tour. We had an amazing time.' More Reviews

Adrenalin and teapots is one way to describe Queenstown. But you don't have to be super adventurous or party till you drop to enjoy New Zealand's premier resort town. Surrounded by stunning scenery, a mountain range that will take your breath away and on the edge of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown will relax and inspire you. Queenstown, just one amazing area you will visit during this incredible 12 day New Zealand Tiki-Tour.
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2 Day Glacier Express Tour Image
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685
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown

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Pushed for time? This 2 day tour is a great way to travel from Queenstown to Christchurch. Travelling through Wanaka to the West Coast, home to temperate rainforest, wild coastline and the breathtaking Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers. Your travels end with a traverse through the Southern Alps on the famous TranzAlpine Train.
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3 Day Glacier Explorer Tour Image
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845
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown

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Enjoy the changing scenery as you leave the Central Otago landscape and pass through the rainforests of Westland National Park on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other. We’ve included a terminal face walk at Franz Josef where your guide will provide fascinating details of the natural history of this landscape. You have ample free time to relax and enjoy the sights within this area before continuing further up the West Coast. Board the TranzAlpine train in Greymouth for your South Island journey to Christchurch.
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9 Day New Zealand Highlights Tour Image
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2,875
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Showcasing the best of both islands, this tour takes in all the 'must sees' even for those on a whirl-wind visit to New Zealand. Get hot and steamy in Rotorua and go adventurous in Queenstown like you never thought you could with the numerous activities on offer. With such diverse scenery around each corner, you'll be on cloud nine after this nine day tour!
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9 Day New Zealand Highlights Tour ex Christchurch Image
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2,875
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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Showcasing the best of both islands, this tour takes in all the 'must sees' even for those on a whirl-wind visit to New Zealand. Go adventurous in Queenstown like you never thought you could with the numerous activities on offer and get hot and steamy in Rotorua! With such diverse scenery around each corner, you'll be on cloud nine after this nine day tour!
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8 Day Queenstown to the North Tour Image
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2,615
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown
An 8 day New Zealand tour starting in Queenstown and travelling north to Auckland. Highlights include the stunning West Coast with a transfer to visit Lake Matheson and to the glacier carpark, TranzAlpine Train, Kaikoura Whalewatch, Wellington & Rotorua sightseeing including Maori Hangi & concert.
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8 Day Southern Traverse Tour Image
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2,445
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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A South Island tour including everything you would want to experience in the lower South Island – a memorable glacier heli hike on Franz Josef, time to explore Queenstown, visit Milford Sound, travel to the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin and enjoy a wildlife tour on Otago Peninsula where you'll view yellow-eyed Penguins & NZ Fur Seals in their natural habitat.
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8 Day Wildlife and Glaciers Tour Image
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2,135
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
With a smorgasbord of New Zealand's unique wildlife in their natural environment, Dunedin’s Otago Peninsula is a fabulous place. Here’s your opportunity to see the royal albatross soaring high above, fur seals happily playing on the rocks, the odd lazy sea lion and the gorgeous yellow eyed penguins clambering up the sand dunes toward home. This tour is a photographers’ paradise.
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7 Day Mountains and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,645
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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A very popular South Island tour. You'll visit the 'must see' spots during this 7 day bottom of the south tour. Enjoy the TranzAlpine Train through Arthur's Pass National Park, views of the glaciers, beautiful Queenstown with its many additional activities, cruise Milford Sound and take in 'The Edinburgh of the South' - Dunedin.

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6 Day Best of the South Tour Image
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1,760
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
Let us guide you through the popular South Island tourist destinations of Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Fiordland National Park (with Milford Sound cruise) and the Glacier region.
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6 Day Dunedin, Fiordland and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,645
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch

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Board the renowned TranzAlpine Train to the West Coast of the South Island, enjoying lush ancient rainforest of the Westland National Park before continuing south to the 'Adventure Capital' of NZ - Queenstown. Visit picturesque Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park. Final stop is the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin, including a cruise of the Otago Peninsula.
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4 Day National Parks and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,460
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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This tour ticks all the ‘must sees’ even for those dashing around the countryside. Take in the stunning turquoise blue waters of Lake Tekapo before catching sight of dazzling Mt Cook. Marvel at the sheer vertical mountains protruding from the waters of Milford Sound and experience the enchanting West Coast and glacier region before returning to Christchurch via the world renowned TranzAlpine Train.
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5 Day Goldfields and Glacier Tour  Image
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1,245
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown
An ideal South Island tour if you are wishing to base yourself in Queenstown. Travel into Central Otago historic goldfield country on into Dunedin city. Cruise the length of Otago Harbour. Enjoy your TranzAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth with ever changing scenery of the Canterbury Plains and Arthur’s Pass National Park. Travel down the West Coast to the Glaciers with free time to explore the glaciers further. You may like to book a guided glacier walk – to get a real experience of being on a moving glacier or maybe a scenic helicopter flight. Continue down the West Coast – with stunning rainforest & rugged coastal sea views before returning to Queenstown.
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5 Day National Parks and Glaciers Tour Image
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1,560
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
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This top-notch 5 day tour showcases the best New Zealand's South Island has to offer. After an eye-full of majestic Mt Cook, take in the beauty of Milford Sound where the forested cliffs reach dizzying heights. After a day to 'chill out' in Queenstown continue your tour through some stunning West Coast rainforest. This tour is jaw-dropping gorgeous - even for those short on time.
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4 Day Southern Alps Tour Image
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1,335
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown
The perfect 4 day tour encompassing the mighty Southern Alps. Begin your journey in Queenstown and travel via the spectacular West Coast. Overnight at the glaciers. Continue north to Greymouth boarding the world famous TranzAlpine train across to Christchurch. Marvel at spectacular Mt Cook – NZ’s highest mountain before finishing your journey back in Queenstown.
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4 Day West Coast Tour ex Queenstown Image
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1,215
Independent Tour

Departs from: Queenstown
From Queenstown, traverse the Southern Alps though the Haast Pass to the West Coast of the South Island. Enjoy a visit to Lake Matheson and a guided walk to the terminla face of Franz Josef. Visit Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes, Sub-tropical rainforest of Paparoa National Park. Optional tour to Shanytown (historic gold mining village) and complete your journey aboard the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch.
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3 Day Glacier Explorer Tour ex Christchurch Image
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845
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
As you depart Christchurch on the TranzAlpine train watch the scenery change as you travel from the East Coast to the West Coast of the South Island. Travel deep into the heart of Westland National Park where there is so much to explore with the pristine wetlands, beaches, grasslands, lakes, mountains and forests of Westland National Park. Enjoy a brief guided glacier valley walk in Franz. Travel through ancient rainforests on one side and rugged coastal vistas of the Tasman sea on the other, then through the barren Central Otago landscape before reaching Queenstown.
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2 Day Glacier Express Tour ex Christchurch Image
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685
Independent tour

Departs from: Christchurch
Pushed for time? This two day New Zealand tour departing from Christchurch takes you through the South Island's main divide on the TranzAlpine Train from the East Coast to the West Coast. After viewing Franz Josef Glacier from a great vantage point, you head south taking in the beautiful Haast Pass before arriving in Queenstown.
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4 Day National Parks, Cruise and Wine Tour Image
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1,220
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
A four day tour around the Northern and Western areas of the South Island. Points of interest include: the World renowned TranzAlpine railway, West Coast rain forest, Punakaiki Blow Holes and Pancake Rocks, scenic Buller Gorge, Nelson lakes, a cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park, wine tasting and the InterIsland ferry through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds to Wellington.
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10 Day New Zealand Adventure Image
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2,770
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? This could be it! A wonderful 10 Day adventure beginning in Auckland and travelling the country passing through many of the iconic natural wonders before ending in Christchurch.



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10 Day New Zealand Scenic Beauty Image
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3,040
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Your tour begins with glowing worms, boiling mud & shooting geysers, a great lake and a stunning snow capped central plateau… all this before you’ve even reach NZ’s coolest little capital – Wellington. Once you’ve made room on your camera for more photos, you’ll cross the Cook Strait travelling through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Take in the unbelievable turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki before viewing Mt Cook, visit Queenstown and overnight on Milford Sound (optional) before visiting a glacier on NZ’s West Coast. A fabulous tour with many fabulous sights, activities and memories!
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10 Day Southern Panorama Guided Tour Image
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4,195
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Stunning scenery all the way....the spectacular picturesque views from the TranzAlpine train, the waves crashing on the beach outside your resort in Punakaiki, the breath-taking beauty of Milford Sound....
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10 Day Southern Spectacular Guided Tour Image
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3,795
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Indulge in a delicious home-cooked barbecue lunch when you visit Morelea Farm and meet the Kiwi farming family of Angie and Stan Taylor. Just one of the yummy dining experiences during this tour.
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14 Day New Zealand Marvel Guided Tour Image
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3,995
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
From the impressive display of the glaciers of the West Coast, to the sensational alpine landscape of Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook National Park, right up to the extraordinary geysers of Rotorua and the dramatic underground caverns of the Waitomo Caves, there is an abundance of spectacular natural sights to take your breath away.
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14 Day New Zealand Vista Guided Tour Image
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3,995
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Auckland
Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner city beach. Amble alongside the Avon River, as it runs through the heart of Christchurch. Each of New Zealand’s major cities offers up something just a little unexpected.
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15 Day Enchanted New Zealand Tour Image
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4,450
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
This wonderful 15 day tour covering the "must see" spots of New Zealand is not only packed with exciting activities and day adventures, but runs at a relaxed pace allowing you to really take in the amazing landscape. Come and enjoy the "kiwi back yard" with us - you really will be charmed.
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15 Day New Zealand Experience Guided Tour Image
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6,125
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Enjoy tranquil moments, New Zealand lake shores, a relaxing soak in therapeutic mineral waters and glorious alpine serenity.
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15 Day New Zealand Splendour Guided Tour Image
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5,675
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Auckland
So many adventures to be had from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South.
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17 Day Kia Ora New Zealand Guided Tour Image
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4,825
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Auckland
Begin your New Zealand story with a cruise in the stunning Bay of Islands. Continue the narrative with the arts and traditions of Maori culture, and the sweeping vistas of the Marlborough Sounds. Conclude your epic narrative with tales of intrepid settlers in Central Otago, and thrills in Queenstown, the adventure capital.
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17 Day New Zealand Magic Guided Tour Image
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4,825
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Take a journey across patchwork plains, over shimmering blue waters, through mistshrouded forests and along roads hand-carved into sheer mountainsides.
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18 Day Best of New Zealand Guided Tour Image
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6,425
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Auckland
From the blue waters and sandy white beaches of the North Island, to the snow-capped mountains and rugged coastlines of the South Island, explore every nook of New Zealand.
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18 Day Wonders of New Zealand Guided Tour Image
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7,125
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Take your New Zealand bucket list and tick off all of your must-sees and must-dos, as you travel from the bottom of the South Island to the top of the North.
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21 Day Spirit of New Zealand Guided Tour Image
FROM NZD
5,995
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Indulge in a little star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin for your overnight stay on Milford Sound. Journey out to Abel Tasman National Park and take a stroll along seemingly untouched golden beaches. Hear how the coastal city of Napier rebuilt in Art Deco style after the devastating earthquake of 1931.

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4 Day West Coast Tour ex Christchurch Image
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1,225
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
This cool 4 day South Island tour takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown via the beautiful West Coast. Travel on the world famous TranzAlpine train, check out some Pancake rocks at Punakaiki, admire Franz Josef Glacier and sit back and relax in the Franz Josef Hot Pools all before reaching New Zealand's premier resort town of Queenstown.
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7 Day Glaciers, Lakes and Southern Lights Tour Image
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1,760
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
Visually stunning with beautiful turquoise waters surrounded by an equally stunning mountainous back drop, Lake Tekapo will certainly have you clicking your camera. Lake Tekapo is a feast for the eyes and is only one amazing place you will visit during this tour.

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9 Day Intrepid Southern South Tour Image
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3,360
Independent Tour

Departs from: Christchurch
Join us on this exciting, adventure packed 9 day tour around the bottom of the South Island. This is a fabulous way to enjoy the sensational scenery in 4 of New Zealand's National Parks and raise your adrenalin participating in some impressive activities for those with a little more adventure in mind.
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9 Day Southern Spotlight Guided Tour Image
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2,650
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train, have a night out at a High Country Station in Central Otago, cruise down the still waters of Milford Sound, and roam through the stone-hewn campus of New Zealand’s oldest university in Dunedin.
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9 Day Southern Wonders Guided Tour Image
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2,650
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Christchurch
Sample the delicious fresh stone fruit of Cromwell, feel the soft fleece of sheep at Walter Peak High Country Farm and hear from an artisan the meaning behind each piece of intricately carved greenstone. Just some of the highlights on this tour.
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10 Day Classic Southern Panorama Guided Tour Image
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3599
Guided Coach Tour with Kirra Holidays

Departs from: Christchurch
Discover the spectacular South Island of New Zealand, taking in the southern loop from Christchurch down the central spine of the Southern Alps and onto the East and West Coasts. The TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch is a great way to finish off your holiday experience!
8 Day Classic TranzAlpine Vista Guided Tour Image
FROM NZD
3115
Guided Coach Tour with Kirra Holidays

Departs from: Christchurch
The TranzAlpine train is a journey like no other, and marks the perfect beginning to a south Island tour that will inspire and delight you, taking you past an unimaginably vast array of diverse scenery and landscape. From the comfort of your carriage, peer outside at mighty mountain vistas, fertile farmlands and deep gorges, all passing you by as you travel across the very spine of New Zealand’s towering Southern Alps.